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WTF were you guys smoking in the 70s?


By sataneatscheese

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#51 5 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Yes sir, might be the biggest problem with the yute of today. I was an 80's kid and while we enjoyed 80's music and film we were well aware and highly admired the music etc. from 60's and 70's. even the HipHop guys today no nothing of Rap, The Fat Boys and Big Daddy Kain. Its a damn shame a damn shame and speaks volumes as to their known douchbagery. Not speaking about you OP you could be of a nice enough sort but on average seems to me people born in the 80's and beyond just lost something, hence the current state of things.
Good day to u sir, I said good day.

And THIS, OP, is a real conversation. Well, mostly.

#52 5 months ago
Quoted from calprog:

I was smoking thai stick and honey oil. Not bad stuff for the 70’s. $10 each! Went to great rock shows at Anaheim stadium including Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynard, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Foreigner!! Surprising I remember this. Lol

Honey Thai Oilers rocked. Anaheim Stadium concerts rocked. Our area literally had tons and tons of hash, thai weed, sensimillia. There was great pot in the 60s and 70s. There just wasn't alot of great growers to supply our whole country back then. A drug lord in Sonora hired Nor Cal growers to grow full blown Indica. Insane weed. Some of it would sell quicker and for more money wholesale than Thai weed. I was told the guy made 600 million, and yet how many people even smoked it. Everyone I know will tell you its awesome because they experienced it. But others can't believe it. Great seeds, great soil and climate, with a great grower and your going to end up with fantastic outdoor weed. But we have indoor nowadays.

#53 5 months ago
Quoted from robotronjohn:

One of the taglines i remember in 1975 about the movie Tommy was... Your senses will never be the same

That is probably due to Ann Margret rolling around a tidal wave of baked beans coming out of the TV.

Yeah
What was the director Ken Russell smoking?

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#54 5 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Probably the best multi act concert lineup I can remember was
at the Cow Palace in S.F. (Daly City) (~ late 70s) with
Head East opened, then Sammy Hagar (his Red period after he left Montrose and prior to Van Halen),
J. Geils Band (prior to their big commercial success with Freeze Frame/Centerfold)
and finally Ted Nugent at his badass self heights.

Evansville Coliseum $7.50 to see Head East, Boston and Nazareth
You could hardly see thru the smoke,it was awesome
Jimmy Carter was prez the economy sucked interest rates were 18% for a home loan,
But we didn't give a shit we were young

#55 5 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

interest rates were 18%

Indirectly those rates are responsible for the Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas,
as they allowed Tim to
sell his interest in the arcades in Michigan and invest in 30 yrs CDs at 18%
and move to Vegas and eventually open the PHoF.

#56 5 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

$7.50 to see

Now it costs a minimum of $50-75 to see one over-rated act (if you are lucky also a sh*tty opening act).
Back in the 70s there were dozens of shows available near metro areas every month passing thru
on a regular basis, with 3-4 great rockin acts on the lineup.
Whatever happened to all those "Days on the Green" in bay area.

old man walking...

#57 5 months ago

I guess the 100-200 ticket prices are the cost of Napster into pandora and Spotify. The music model has changed and the only way to buy a jumbo jet is to go on the road and tour. If they can’t sell albums they sell overpriced vip experiences of acts who’s average age is 74.

Oh and back to the original inquiry... they were smoking weed that has 80% less THC than is available today but then it explains why millennials like Post Malone.

#58 5 months ago

The magical 70s thread: the sequel!

#59 5 months ago

You know....there is this pinball machine out there called "Tommy"......you should check it out sometime.....

That said, OMG, that movie is crazy bad.

#60 5 months ago
Quoted from cmack750:

You know....there is this pinball machine out there called "Tommy"......you should check it out out sometime.....
That said, OMG, that movie is crazy bad.

Depends on how high you are when you watch it.

#61 5 months ago

The 70's were good. I saw AC/DC, Blackfoot, and Mother's Finest in Knoxville for $7.50. You smoked what you could get. Some redbud, some gold, and dirtweed.

#62 5 months ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

Honey Thai Oilers rocked. Anaheim Stadium concerts rocked. Our area literally had tons and tons of hash, thai weed, sensimillia. There was great pot in the 60s and 70s. There just wasn't alot of great growers to supply our whole country back then. A drug lord in Sonora hired Nor Cal growers to grow full blown Indica. Insane weed. Some of it would sell quicker and for more money wholesale than Thai weed. I was told the guy made 600 million, and yet how many people even smoked it. Everyone I know will tell you its awesome because they experienced it. But others can't believe it. Great seeds, great soil and climate, with a great grower and your going to end up with fantastic outdoor weed. But we have indoor nowadays.

Quoted from jamesmc:

Honey Thai Oilers rocked. Anaheim Stadium concerts rocked. Our area literally had tons and tons of hash, thai weed, sensimillia. There was great pot in the 60s and 70s. There just wasn't alot of great growers to supply our whole country back then. A drug lord in Sonora hired Nor Cal growers to grow full blown Indica. Insane weed. Some of it would sell quicker and for more money wholesale than Thai weed. I was told the guy made 600 million, and yet how many people even smoked it. Everyone I know will tell you its awesome because they experienced it. But others can't believe it. Great seeds, great soil and climate, with a great grower and your going to end up with fantastic outdoor weed. But we have indoor nowadays.

Cool!! I grew some good skunk weed in my day!!! Remember the smell? Man that stuff was stink a room up!!

#63 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

So many bad musicals in the 70s.

True but there were a few great ones. A Chorus Line was very edgy for the 70s.

#64 5 months ago
Quoted from calprog:

Cool!! I grew some good skunk weed in my day!!! Remember the smell? Man that stuff was stink a room up!!

Hell yeah! Triple ziploc and stored in a ball canning jar still can’t contain the smell. Or so I’ve heard

#65 5 months ago

I was 16 in '86, so in the 70's? - These:

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#66 5 months ago

Okay... I'm back at work and listening to the Tommy Soundtrack while working... I repeat my original question... what were you guys smoking in the 70s?

I have not seen the movie, and don't know if I want to now. Some of the music is catchy, but some of this is bizarre. I shudder in terror thinking about how this song might be portrayed in the movie (no inappropriate images in clip):

The song is called "Fiddle About" and unless I am mistaken it is a song... about a kid getting raped by his uncle. The only musical I can think of with subject matter approaching this is from the South Park movie...

I just... I go back to my original question.

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#67 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Okay... I'm back at work and listening to the Tommy Soundtrack while working... I repeat my original question... what were you guys smoking in the 70s?
I have not seen the movie, and don't know if I want to now. Some of the music is catchy, but some of this is bizarre. I shudder in terror thinking about how this song might be portrayed in the movie (no inappropriate images in clip):

The song is called "Fiddle About" and unless I am mistaken it is a song... about a kid getting raped by his uncle. The only musical I can think of with subject matter approaching this is from the South Park movie...
I just... I go back to my original question.

Dude, you need to relax.

Tommy has sold literally
Millions of copies. Everybody knows about tommy.

It’s not a “soundtrack” it’s an album. The movie was made 6 years later and his its own “soundtrack” which is interesting if you want to hear jack Nicholson sing but generally of lower quality than the 1969 album.

You are taking one brief song completely out of context. Tommy is meant to be listened to from front to back, not one song at a time out of order in between commercials for esurance on YouTube.

Your discovery of an all time rock classic album that literally everybody but you knows about already is cute, but also kind of silly considering how famous and seminal the album is. No hyperbole it’s one of the most famous rock albums of all time, it’s not some cult classic nobody has ever heard of.

It’s charming that you think it’s “bizarre” but doesn’t seem like you are even attempting to take it seriously.

Do your homework and report back. I have a feeling you’ll really get a kick out of “uncle Ernie” and “acid queen.

#68 5 months ago

I saw these guys at Hollywood Casino in St Louis.My son got vip tickets and all the perks.It was a blast and honestly never would have paid to see them .They came full force with a great orchestra back up,probably 75 members.
It was a unexpected wonderful experience Rock On!

#69 5 months ago

Personal opinion on some early rock albums/bands/movies for our young one:

1) The Who was a great band, Tommy was a meh movie but good album, you should listen to much Who
2) The Beatles was a great band, Sgt Pepper was a meh movie but great album, you should listen to much Beatles
3) Pink Floyd was a great band, The Wall was a kinda ok movie and is a great album, and you should listen to much Floyd

If you want to know what everyone was smoking, listen to the original 1969 Woodstock album and catch some of that footage.

I grew up in the 70's/80's and loved 60's/70's music.

Enjoy.

#70 5 months ago

Unfortunately, quite a bit of this. Still can't be responsible for how dumbed down the following decade was.

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#71 5 months ago
Quoted from robotronjohn:

One of the taglines i remember in 1975 about the movie Tommy was... Your senses will never be the same........

In the Cinedome, they installed a huge speaker system that you could hear all the way to the street just for this movie.

Quoted from pinwiztom:

That is probably due to Ann Margret rolling around a tidal wave of baked beans coming out of the TV.

Yeah
What was the director Ken Russell smoking?

Perhaps he had used this album cover to roll some doobies on.

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#72 5 months ago

so as a guy that did smoke in the 70's (mostly mexican, we could get a 4 finger lid for 10 bucks back then) - I relate this little story that I (surprisingly, considering) remember quite well.

One of our go-to's were what we called Sherman sticks - they were really cheap, even for back then, I think they were 50 cents? (I could get a hit of dragon blotter - for those that know what that is - for 2 bucks). They were basically some sort of english cigarette - I think in brown paper? and they had this weird chemical smell to them - but man, you took one or two hits of that thing, boom with a capital B - you (or at least I) was sitting down for a couple of hours. Now this from a guy that's done peyote, mushrooms, blotter, microdot, etc. This stuff was bad. But none of us - at least that I know of - knew what it was.

So fast forward, 25 years or so, and I'm working advertising sales and I've got a customer that owns a funeral home - and he's showing me around the place (thats another story) and I smell something familiar - I'm trying to place it - and damn - sure enough it's that same chemical smell from the shermans we used to smoke. I tell him the connection, and he tells me it's formaldehyde - that he has to keep it locked up special because the druggies in the neighborhood try to steal it.

I remember back in the day they used to say we were killing brain cells with all the drugs we were using - turns out, we were actually preserving them.

#73 5 months ago
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#74 5 months ago

Blotter acid (Mr. Natural), window pane, barrel acid, microdot, haze, there was a lot out there. Did them all at one time or another but, I was primarily a Quaalude guy. Two 714's, a good doobie and I was primed to play pinball or pool.

#75 5 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Blotter acid (Mr. Natural), window pane, barrel acid, microdot, haze, there was a lot out there. Did them all at one time or another but, I was primarily a Quaalude guy. Two 714's, a good doobie and I was primed to play pinball or pool.

I knew all those guys - we even had coke every once in a while, but it was super expensive. One of the experiments we tried was crushing up a purple microdot and mixing it with coke and snorting it. I wouldn't recommend it.

We saw a lot of stuff from outside of Texas - sensimilla (sp?) from California, Columbian (from Columbia?), Maui Wowee - thai stick (which was awesome), hash - and the concert scene in San Antonio in the mid and late 70's was just fantastic. I saw everyone from Nugent to Aerosmith to Montrose to Boston to Tull - everyone of those and a lot more, all for about 5 bucks a ticket. Was a great time to be a young guy.

#76 5 months ago

I lived through those days. There was a lot of marijuana around. I'm not sure of all the types and various names for it.

I never smoked anything (cigarettes or otherwise) and never took any drugs. And never will. If I was hanging out with some of my car guy friends and one of them pulled out some marijuana I just said my goodbyes and left. I never lectured any of them about the evils of drugs. It just wasn't for me. And still isn't.

Back then I had a '69 SS396 Chevelle and my '64 Fender Stratocaster. Was a great time to be a young guy. (I still have the Strat.)

#77 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

The song is called "Fiddle About" and unless I am mistaken it is a song... about a kid getting raped by his uncle. The only musical I can think of with subject matter approaching this is from the South Park movie...
I just... I go back to my original question.

Do "Boris the Spider" next.

#78 5 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Do "Boris the Spider" next.

Followed by "Pictures of Lily"

#79 5 months ago

Every time is a great time to be a young guy.

#80 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Every time is a great time to be a young guy.

That's the way I'm feeling right now. No point in getting old.

#81 5 months ago

I didn't start smoking until the 80s. I was a single digit midget in the 70s.

#82 5 months ago
Quoted from avspin:

I stood inline to see Xanadu. Still have my roller skates.

Ahhhh yes....remember dad setting up the 2nd vcr to get that one recorded.

#83 5 months ago

This kid needs to get out more.

#84 5 months ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

This kid needs to get out more.

He needs pictures of Lily.

2 months later
#85 77 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

We went to R rated movies to see boobs back then!

Ha, ha. My friend and I talked his mom into bringing us to see the Exorcist. Well we thought since it was rated R we thought...you know. We were 16 and Catholic. Boy...Big Mistake. Ha ha ha. Seeing that movie on a huge screen with the volume turned up to 11(see Spinal Tap) scared the living Beegeebee's out of us. I couldn't watch ANY movie that had "Devil, Evil, etc." for years. Funny thing, a few years later I'm out in California visiting my dad for the summer and one early morning I was in that half awake half dream state when the bed started moving and I thought I was being possessed. I couldn't move and was scared s&%#less. Then I fell back to sleep. When I got up later for breakfast my dad says to me, hey did you feel that earthquake this morning? Too funny how the brain works.

#86 76 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Now it costs a minimum of $50-75 to see one over-rated act (if you are lucky also a sh*tty opening act).
Back in the 70s there were dozens of shows available near metro areas every month passing thru
on a regular basis, with 3-4 great rockin acts on the lineup.
Whatever happened to all those "Days on the Green" in bay area.
old man walking...

I was just back from Nam in 73 when they started!! I lived 3 blocks away from the coliseum on 66th ave!! Saw every concert on the Green!!

#87 76 days ago

I received a free gram of Alcopolco Gold with my recent order and was telling my wife about all the cool names they had back in the 70s.
Panama Red
Thai Stick
Maui Wowi

Unfortunately for me I wasn't smoking till 1990 and it was all purple indica. Gold Seal and Grande Finales hash was everywhere also.

#88 76 days ago

I really didn't mean for this to turn into a drugs thread despite the title... I still haven't watched the movie but have listened to most of the music. Elton John's Pinball Wizard is actually pretty good. The music video is pretty hilarious. It's fun to watch him try to play the keyboard and play pinball.

Edit: Spelling

#89 76 days ago
Quoted from Catch86:

Ha, ha. My friend and I talked his mom into bringing us to see the Exorcist. Well we thought since it was rated R we thought...you know. We were 16 and Catholic. Boy...Big Mistake. Ha ha ha. Seeing that movie on a huge screen with the volume turned up to 11(see Spinal Tap) scared the living Beegeebee's out of us. I couldn't watch ANY movie that had "Devil, Evil, etc." for years. Funny thing, a few years later I'm out in California visiting my dad for the summer and one early morning I was in that half awake half dream state when the bed started moving and I thought I was being possessed. I couldn't move and was scared s&%#less. Then I fell back to sleep. When I got up later for breakfast my dad says to me, hey did you feel that earthquake this morning? Too funny how the brain works.

I was raised in a Catholic orphanage in the late 60’s from 6 to 14.I went and saw Exorcist with my brother.That movie scared the shit out of me too.My brother use to sleep in the same room as me when we got out of the Orphanage.Anyway he use to bounce his whole body up and down on his bed and then stop sit up slowly turn to me and say Demi Demi why you do this to me Demi
I couldn’t even listen to Tubular Bells for years Lol

#90 76 days ago

Belize Breeze

#91 71 days ago

Thai sticks/bush weed and snowconed with crushed Mandrax.

#92 71 days ago

Panama red, Acapulco gold pretty much what ever was around. Acid pcp into 80s. fell in love That was the drug that saved me.

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